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Oakwood College U'^^ary 

Hiintsville, Ah*^" 6 



16th Annua 

ALU^'^■' HOMECOMING 

PRIL 1 -3, 1983 




GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY - CLASS OF '33 



OAKV\/OaD 




Huntsville, Alabama 
Oakwood College Library 

Huntsville. Alabnm- 3bS06 

Or. Calvin Rock Elder Lee A. Paschal 

President National Alumni President 



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HOMECOMING 1983 



The Oak^irood College National 
Alumni Association 



SALUTES THE HONOR CLASSES 

of the 3's 
'13, '23, '33, '43, '53, '63, '73, '83 



We Pay Special Tribute to the 

CLASS OF 1933 on its GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY 

STEWART BRANTLEY VIOLA HAMILTON HALL 

LAWRENCE HASTINGS RUTH REID LEE 

CATHERINE MURRAY MUMFORD WILLIAM MILLS 

SUSIE ROBERTS PERRY 

IN MEMORIAM 

LYLE FOLLETTE, SR. STANLEY HUDDLESTON 

GAINES RALPH THOMPSON 



MESSAGES FROM OUR PRESIDENTS 

COUNTDOWN TO CENTENNIAL! 

It's C minus 12 and counting! ! In other words, we're now 12 years 
from the greatest of all Oakwood College homecomings — our 
one hundreth anniversary. 

We are happy that you can celebrate Number "88" with us this 
year and invite you to join our grand march to 1995 and the 
climax of 100 years of Oakwood's contribution to the church and 
society. 

Again, welcome to Homecoming '83, and remember it's C minus 
12 and counting! ! 








C. B. Rock 

President, Oakwood College 



WELCOME HOME ALUMNI 

On behalf of the Oakwood College National Alumni Association I 
am pleased to welcome you to Oakwood to celebrate our 16th 
Annual Homecoming. This is the largest campus event of the 
year. Oakwood has contributed significantly to the spiritual, 
educational, and economical lives of many individuals across the 
nation. We believe this week-end's activities will be an inspiration 
to all. Thanks for your continous support. Have a pleasant and 
exciting visit. 




Lee A. Paschal, President 

Oakwood College National 

Alumni Association 



OAKWOOD 
COLLEGE 



NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS OFFICERS 



President Lee A. Paschal 

Vice President Danny Blanchard 

Corresponding Secretary Diane Ramey Rugless 

Recording Secretary Edna Lett Williamson 

Treasurer Richard Norman 

Assistant Treasurer Katie Settle 

Public Relations Connie S. Mayfield 

Sergeant-At-Arms Eugene F. Carter 

Chaplain Thomasina L. Wright 

Parliamentarian 



REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS 



Allegheny East Myrtle Murphy 

Allegheny West Connie Mayfield 

Central States Eugene F. Carter 

California Alean Middleton 

Northeastern , Edna Lett Williamson 

South Atlantic Katie Settle 

South Central Gene Crawford 

Southwest Region 

Southeast Region 

Lake Region 



Local Oakwood College Alumni Association Presideius 

Atlanta, Georgia (J.G. Thomas Chapter) Katie Settle 

Baltimore, Maryland Ann C. Timpson 

Bay Area, California Leslie Anderson 

Charlotte, North Carolina Deborah Morris 

Chicago, Illinois . Patricia B. Burns 

Columbus, Ohio Connie James Early 

Columbus, Ohio (J. Estelle Barnett) Sarah M. Lester 

Dallas, Texas (Metroplex Chapter) iv^andy Martin 

Detroit, Michigan David Brezzell 

F6rt Lauderdale, Florida Barbara B. Ballard 

Houston, Texas Calvin Eakins 

Huntsville, Ala. (J.L. Moran) Gene Crawford 

Huntsville, Ala. (D.B. Reid) Harry Swinton 

Inkster, Michigan Gayle Kimmell 

Indianapolis, Indianapolis Thomasine Wright 

Inland Empire Wanda McGlover 

Los Angeles, Calif Alean Middleton 

Miami, Florida Jimmy Brown 

Michiana Festus Valentine 

Nashville-Cumberland Carolyn Ward Moore 

New Orleans, La Christine Herbert 

New York, N.Y. (A. Samuel Rashford) Edna Lett Williamson 

Hew Haven, Conn Jessie Mary Bradley 

Orlando, Florida Ruth Stokes 

Pine Forge, Pennsylvania Ruth Mosby Green 

Raleigh, North Carloina Lawrence E. Wray 

San Diego, Calif Rhoenna Armster 

Savannah, Georgia Luvince B. Cook 

Tampa, Florida Floretta F. Taylor 

Washington, D.C Myrtle G. Murphy 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Thomas Fulton 

Portland, Oregon Alphonso Small 

Support Groups 

Kingston, N.C Dan Tyson 

Rocky Mountain, N.C Cheryle Willis 

Columbia, S.C Carolyn Preston 

Winston-Salem, N.C Ted Odell Robinson 

Wilmington, N.C Glenn Timmas 

Delta Area Arthur Sanders 




Dear Homecoming Participant, 

I wish to express greetings to you and sincere thanks to a 
merciful Savior who has blessed us to come together again. I, 
Dee, and our delighful contingent of student workers have ex- 
perienced much pleasure in serving you and are looking toward to 
greater joys of service during our special weekend. 

Enjoy yourselves, and remember that by uniting our efforts — 
we can and shall keep Oakwood strong and functioning until 
Christ returns. 

Welcome back Home! 



Fred A. Pullins, Director 
Alumni Affairs 



HOMECOMING COORDINATORS 1983 

REGISTRATION Fred Pullins, Mean Middleton 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS GAG Meeting Planners 

JOURNAL Edna Lett Williamson 

FELLOWSHIP SUPPER Harry Swinton, D.B. Reid Ghapter 

SEGURITY R. Howard 

USHERS / DEAGONS Oliver Davis 

TRANSPORTATION Harry Dobbins 

VESPER (Friday) Katie Settle 

SABBATH SGHOOL Donald Blake 

DIVINE WORSHIP L.A. Paschal 

HONOREES PROGRAM Thomasine L. Wright 

VESPER (Saturday) Danny Blanchard 

AEOLIANS REUNION & BANQUET Alma Blackmon 

REGEPTION Lizzie Mae Strange 

"Ghat 'N Ghew" 

UNGF BANQUET Dorothy Smith 

HOSTESSES Marcia Keller 

FLOWERS Jan Ross 

OAKWOOD FILM FEATURE Rosa Banks 

ART EXHIBIT Elfred Lee 

MUHAMMED ALI Pullins, Paschal, Blanchard 

TENNIS TOURNAMENT A. Paul 

GOLF TOURNAMENT Lynn Ross 

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT L. Douglas 

(Students vs Alumni) 

FINANGES Richard Norman 

MUSIG F. Pullins, D. Blanchard 

GENERAL HOMEGOMING GOORDINATOR, FRED PULLINS 



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THURSDAY ACTIVITIES 










UNCF Banquet 


7:00 P.M. 




Von Braun Civic Center 


FRIDAY ACTIVITIES 








Joseph Rhyne Medical 


8:00 A.M. - 


12 Noon 


Science Complex 


Symposium 






Auditorium 


Art Exhibit 


10:00 A.M. - 


1 


00 P.M. 


Fine Arts Building 


Vesper 


6:00 P.M. - 


7 


00 P.M. 


College Church 


Musical (AYS) 


7:00 P.M. - 


8 


30 P.M. 


College Church 


Religion Forum 


7:00 P.M. - 


8 


30 P.M. 


Religion Chapel 


Fellowship Dinner 


7:00 P.M. 




College Cafeteria 


Aeolian Rehearsal 


7:00 P.M. 




Music Building 


BASIC (Singles Club) 


7:30 P.M. 




Religion Complex 


SATURDAY ACTIVITIES 








Sabbath School 


9:15 A.M. - 


10:30 A.M. 


Von Braun Civic Center 


Divine Worship 


10:45 A.M. - 


1:00 P.M. 


Von Braun Civic Center 


Lunch 


1:00 P.M. - 


4:00 P.M. 




Awards Program 


4:00 P.M. - 


5:00 P.M. 


Von Braun Civic Center 


Aeolian Rehearsal 


4:30 P.M. 




Von Braun Civic Center 
Parlor A 


Oakwood Presents 


5:00 P.M. - 


6:00 P.M. 


Von Braun Civic Center 


Vesper 


6:00 P.M. - 


6:30 P.M. 


Von Braun Civic Center 


Muhammed Ali 


6:30 P.M. - 


7:30 P.M. 


Von Braun Civic Center 


Aeolian Reunion Concert 


7:30 P.M. - 


9:00 P.M. 


Von Braun Civic Center 


Chat & Chew Light Buffet 


9:00 P.M. 




Sheraton Hotel 


Aeolian Reunion Party 


9:00 P.M. 




Carriage Inn 


Old vs New Basketball 


9:30 P.M. 






BASIC Social Hour 


9:00 P.M. 




Religion Complex 


SUNDAY ACTIVITIES 








Finals for Basketball, Golf & Tennis Tournaments 




Alumni Officers Meeting 


9:00 A.M. 




Science Complex 


BASIC Business Meeting 


9:30 A.M. 




Religion Complex 


SPORTS ACTIVITIES 








Golf Tournament 


Thursday, F 


'iday, Sunday 


Point Mallard State Park 


Basketball Tournament 


Thursday, F 


'iday, Sunday 


College Gymnasium 


Tennis Tournament 


Friday, Sun 


day 


Collge Courts 


Held at the Beautiful Von Braun 


c 


vie Cente 


r, Huntsville, Alabama 



For information and room reservations, call (205) 837-1 f^30, extension 2:?o. 
Or write: Alumni Affairs, Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama 35896 



Best Wishes 



FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUCCESS 



FROM 



OAKWOOD 
COLLEGE 



HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 35896 
(205)837-1630 

"Enter to learn: Depart to serve" 



Dr. Calvin B. Rock, President 
Mr. Fred Pullins, Director of Alumni Affairs 




SR. 



OSTER HARRISON PAUL, 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE, CLASS OF 1963, VALEDICTORIAN 

(Summa Cum Laude) 



Our speaker for Divine Service on Sabbath Homecoming 
1983 hails from the West Indies, via Grenada and Trinidad. 



He is married to the former Pauline Lynch of Chicago, 
Pastor and Mrs Paul are the proud parents of two boys. 



Iinois. 



Pastor Paul was educated at Cambridge University in 
England, Oakwood College, and Andrews University. While at 
Oakwood College he served as Manager and Editor of the 
Spreading Oak. He was President of the United Student Move- 
ment and also was selected as "Mr. Oakwood" in 1963. 

The speaker serves presently as pastor of Mt. Sinai Seventh- 
Day Adventist Church in Orlando, Florida. 




Pastor Ward C. Sumpter 
B.A. Degree 

Oakwood College, 1963 

Graduate Study: 
Andrews University 
Loma Linda University 

Present Position: 

Associate Secretary, Inner City 
Director for Southern Union, 
Decatur, Georgia 

HOMECOMING VESPER SPEAKER 
Friday, April 1st, 1983 



Melwyn A. "Bob" Mounter 
Graduating Senior 

Oakwood College, June 1983 

Major: Religion 

Minor: Communications 

Local Elder, Oakwood College Church 
Sabbath School Teacher 
General Vice President 

United Student Movement 

Oakwood College 

HOMECOMING VESPER SPEAKER 
Sabbath, April 2nd, 1983 




VESPER SERVICE 

Friday, April 1st, 1983 - 6:00 P.M. 
Oakwood College Church 
Katie Settle, Chairperson 



Song Service 

Opening Song — No. 584 Dr. Lyie Follette 53 

Scripture Mrs. Lorraine Davis Henri '43 

Opening Prayer Mr. Walter Hawks, II '73 

Special Music Oakwooi^ College Choir 

Welcome 

Elder L.A. Paschal, President 
Oakwood College National Alumni Association 

Dr. Rosa Taylor Banks 
Vice President for LAP 

Announcements Mr. Fred Pullins. Director 

Oakwood College Alumni Affairs 

Offering Dr. Danny Blanchard, Vice President 

Oakwood College National Alumni Association 

Introduction of Speaker Mrs. Katie Green Settle 

Regional Vice President 
South Atlantic Conference 

Meditation Oakwood College Choir 

Sermon Elder Ward Sumpter '63 

Southern Union Conference 

Special Music Oakwood College Choir 

Benediction Elder Lawrence Hastings, Sr.. '33 



SABBATH SCHOOL PROGRAM 

Sabbath, April 2ncl, 1983 
9:00- 10:30 A.M. 

Oliver Davis 
Music Coordinator 

Donald F. Blake 
Superintendent 

Musical Meditation 
Song Service 
Opening Song 

Scripture and Prayer Mr. Glenn Shurney 73 

Welconne Elder Xavier Butler '43 

Secretary's Report Mrs. Mabel L. Norman '73 

Special Music 

Mission Emphasis Dr. Cordell Evans Williamson '43 

Offering Dr. Timothy McDonald '63 

Superintendent's Remarks Dr. D.F. Blake '53 

Lesson Highlights Elder James Melancon '63 

Closing Prayer Dr. D.F. Blake '53 



DIVINE WORSHIP 

Sabbath, April 2nd, 1983 - 11 ;00 A.M. 

L.A. Paschal, Chairperson 

Prelude 

Introit 

Invocation Mr. Abraham Jules 

President. Senior Class '83 

Music — "Precious Memories" Janice Johnson 73 

Welconne and Announcements Elder L.A. Paschal 

President, National Alumni Association 

Elder Eric Ward 
Pastor, Oakwood College Church 

The Honorable Joe Davis 
Mayor of Huntsville 

Dr. Calvin B. Rock 
President, Oakwood College 

Acknowledgements Elder LA. Paschal 

Mr. Fred PuHms 
Coordinator, Homecoming Weekend 

Hymn of Worship 

Scripture Attorney Sherman Rogers '73 

Washington. D.C. 

Prayer Elder Eugene Carter '43 

Director, Stwardship, Central States Conf. 

Offering Elder L.A. Paschal 

Music Aeolians 

Introduction of Speaker Nathaniel Higgs '63 

Principal, Oakwood Academy 

Meditation Aeolians 

Sermon Elder Oster Paul '63 

Pastor, Southeastern Conference 

Closing Hymn 

Benediction Elder Steven Norman '73 

Pastor, South Central Conference 



SABBATH VESPER SERVICE 

Sabbath, April 2nd, 1983 - 6:00 P.M. 

Danny E. Blanchard 

Chairperson 



Song Service David Smith 

Scripture Hederka Newberry 



Opening Prayer Glen Forde Baxter 

President, International Student Organization 



Welcome & Presentation of Speaker Dr. Danny E. Blanchard 



Music Wanda Lott 



Sermonette Melwyn A. "Bob" Mounter 



Fourth Commandment Theresa McArthur 



Closing Song Ryan Chandler 



Benediction William Winston 



COMPLIMENTS OF 

THE LAKE UNION CONFERENCE 

of 

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 

125 COLLEGE BOX BERRIN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN 49103 



Robert H. Carter, PRESIDENT 

John L. Hayward, SECRETARY 

George H. Crumley, TREASURER 




SOUTHERN UNION CONFERENCE 

OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 

P.O. BOX 849 

DECATUR, GEORGIA 30031 



Mental 
Physical 

Spiritual 



' 'Men and women . . . need to be impressed with the fact 

that all their powers of mind and body are the gift of God, and 

are to be preserved in the best possible condition for His 

service." 

Messages to Young People, 238 



NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE 

CONGRATULATES 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

FOR 



ITS TREMENDOUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD FIELD 

MAY HER SONS AND DAUGHTERS CONTINUE 

TO ANSWER "THE CALL" 



BEST WISHES FOR HOMECOMING 1983 

G.R. Earle President 

Harold W. Baptiste Secretary 

Stennett H. Brooks Treasurer 

L.A. Paschal Communication Director 



Northeastern Conference 
115-50 Merrick Boulevard 
Jamaica, New York 11434 



Congratulations to the 

"PARENT OF THE YEAR" 

MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

Compliments 
of 




SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE 
OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 

R.B. HAIRSTON — PRESIDENT 
J.A. SIMONS — SECRETARY - TREASURER 



North Carolina D South Carolina D Georgia 



We extend our best wishes to MRS. ANNIE MERIDETH 
as "PARENT of the YEAR" at the 16th Annual 
Honnecoming for Oakwood College Alumni Association. 




The South Central Conference 

C.E. Dudley, President 
F.N. Crowe, Secretary - Treasurer 



ALLEGHENY WEST CONFERENCE 



Recognized the outstanding contributions 
of 




CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

Oakwood College 1983 Alumna of the Year 



She is a dedicated, inspiring, hardworking 
member of our team. 



WE SALUTE YOU!!! 

CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

We pray for your continued success. 



Elder W.L. Cleveland, President 

Elder Willie Lewis, Secretary 
Pastor Johnny Mack, Treasurer 



SABBATH SCHOOL PERSONAL MINISTRIES 



Compliments of 

CENTRAL STATES CONFERENCE 

of 

S.D.A. 

EUGENE F. CARTER 

DEPARTMENTAL DIRECTOR 
INNER CITY 



STEWARDSHIP COMMUNITY SERVICES 



COMPLIMENTS 
of 



CENTRAL STATES CONFERENCE 
A.Y.S. & Educational Departments 



DR. NATHANIEL MILLER, DIRECTOR 



BEST WISHES for A SUCCESSFUL HOMECOMING 

Compliments of 

CENTRAL STATES CONFERENCE 

of 

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 

5737 SWOPE PARKWAY 
KANSAS CITY, MO. 64130 

S. HAYWOOD COX, PRESIDENT LEROY HAMPTON, SECY. / TREAS. 




■"^. 






PARENT OF THE YEAR 

ANNIE GILBERT MERIDETH "MAMANEE" 



Annie Gilbert Merideth, the fifth child of Beryl and Sarah Gilbert, was educated 
in La Grange, Georgia where she later taught school. She met and married James 
Thomas Merideth and they were blessed with six children. 

In October 1931, Mrs. Merideth became a member of Berean Seventh-day 
Adventist Church, where she has been a "cornerstone" for 52 years. Her 
faithfulness to her church has included service as Sabbath School Division 
Leader, Sabbath School Teacher, Community Service Director, an ardent In- 
gatherer, and 45 years as a dedicated deaconess. Continuing in the tradition of 
her home, Mrs. Merideth nobly assumed her matriarchial and partriarchial roles in 
raising her children after the death of her husband. Years of struggle ensued as 
she labored daily — determined to assist her children in reaching their goals in life. 
She placed strong emphasis on character development and Christian education. 
Four of her six children attended Oakwood College. 

Mrs. Merideth, "Mamanee", as she had become affectionately called, is a 
lover of young people and her home became that "House By the Side of the Road" 
as youth sought her counsel and understanding, as well as support and en- 
couragement. 

All of "Mamanee's" children graduated from the high school where the 
youngest child now teaches. They are all staunch and active members in the 
Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her children, along with their families, have 
faithfully rendered nearly 200 years of dedicated services to the "world church" 
in the following areas: secretaries, nurses, musicians, teachers, business ad- 
ministrators, ministers, counsellors, social directors, seamstresses, financiers. 
and attorneys-at-law. To God be the glory! ! I 



Mamanee's Flock 



James: Service as: Chief Accountant - Oakwood College 
Secretary / Treasurer - Southwest Region 
Secretary / Treasurer - Central States 
Controller / Administrator - Riverside Hospital 
Controller - Madison Hospital 

Maude: Seamstress, Counselor of the clan, Purveyor - 

having catered for a Vice President of the United States 

Sarah: Wife of minister. Elder Jethro H. Lester 

Teacher in the Carloina, Allegheny, and Allegheny 
West Conferences 

Program Coordinator in the Columbus, Ohio 
Public School System 

Dorris: Conference Worker in the South Central Southwest, and 
South Atlantic Confeences (every department) 
Editorial Assistant of the Message Magazine 
Patient Financial Account Representative for both 
Riverside Hospital and Madison Hospital 

George: Mangerial position for the Atlanta Housing Authority 
(Now Deceased) 

Irene: Service in the South Atlantic Conference 

Mathematics and Science Departments: 
Oakwood College 
Oakwood Academy 
University of Wisconsin 
Alabama A & M University 
Minot State College 
Presently, Chairperson of Mathematics Department at 

Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia 

Mrs. Merideth's grandchildren, sons-in-law, and daughters-in-law 
have continued the family tradition involving themselves in Chris- 
tian education and rendering service to their fellowmen. 

The Oakwood College Alumni Association is proud to pro- 
claim this "Mother-in-lsrael" our 1983 



"PARENT of the YEAR" 



CONGRATULATIONS 

and 

BEST WISHES 



ANNIE GILBERT MERIDETH 

"Mamanee" 



Our 
MOTHER, CONFIDANTE, COUNSELOR, and FRIEND 



for your 

PERSEVERENCE, PATIENCE, COURAGE, LOVE and 

SACRIFICIAL SPIRIT 

From: YOUR CHILDREN WHO ADORE YOU 

JAMES 

MAUDE 

SARAH 

DORRIS 

IRENE 



JIM SASSER $^ ->^/ 

TENNESSEE H^^TL^Jll 

1 •- ■ o- ^-^ 



^TilCtTticb ^{aics Senate 

WASHINGTON. D.C. 20510 



Aprtl 1, 1983 



Mrs. Annie Merideth 
% Mrs. Dorris M. Hill 
3206 Spears Road 
Nashville, Tennessee 37207 

Dear Mrs. Merideth: 

Nothing gives me more pleasure than having the opportunity 
to congratulate you for being named Parent of the Year by the 
National Chapter of the Oakwood College Alumni Association. 
What a tremendous honor to be chosen for the greatest accomplish- 
ment for which a woman can be recognized! 

I share with your family and friends the pride they feel 
in you and the joy they are experiencing with you on this 
occasion. Obviously you have earned the respect, admiration 
and love of your family and friends, and I'm delighted that 
they are expressing these feelings for you in this manner. 

My yery best wishes for everythin9^ood that life has to 
offer in the years ahead. 

incerely. 





im Sasser 
United States Senator 



ALUMNA OF THE YEAR 1983 

MRS. CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 




Connie Strong Mayfield is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida who attended Sabbath 
School and Church School as a youth. She graduated from Oakwood College and attended 
both Savannah State College and Winston Salem Teachers' College. Through her work as a 
teacher, principal, and Bible instructor in the South Atlantic Conference, Connie inspired 
many of her former students to attend and graduate from Oakwood College. 

During summer evangelistic meetings, Connie labored with Elder Charles Bradford, Elder 
Aaron Brogden, and Elder Franklin Hill, Sr. 

A continuing thirst for knowledge and achievement and a desire to better serve her 
rhurch, led Connie to Walker Brown Business School to study accounting. As a result of this 
special training, Connie was subsequently employed by the State of Ohio, Bureau of Employ- 
ment, Accounting Department, as supervisor and training officer for Benefits Special Claims 
Department. 

In her church Connie has held many positions. They include Sabbath School Superinten- 
dent, Youth Division Leader, Church Clerk, Ass't. Church Treasurer, Youth Evangelism 
Leader, Pathfinder / Master Guide Instructor, M.V. Leader, Usher Director, School Board 
Chairperson, Home & School Leader, Member of Allegheny West Sabbath School Workshop 
Team, and Special Projects Fund Raiser for Ephesus Church Building Fund. 

Connie's involvement in community activities include: Govenor's Advisory Council Board 
for Neighborhoods, N.A.A.C.P., Urban League, Haitian Refugee Operation of Columbus, and 
Volunteer Driver for Out-patients Health Center. 

Her professional growth is reflected by her membership in National Teachers' Assn.. In- 
ternational Ass'n. of Personnel Employment Services, E.R. Herring Scholarship Fund. 
Greater Columbus Art Council, National Ass'n. Negro Musicians, and The Historical Society 
for Black Americans. 

Connie is a faithful supporter of the Oakwood College Alumni Association. Her en- 
thusiasm and inspiration led to her appointment as Oakwood College Alumni Affairs Officer 
for Allegheny West Conference. Connie played an integral part in organizing the following 
chapters: Columbus, J. Estelle Barnett, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Glenville. 

Connie presently serves the Alumni Association as Regional Vice President for Allegheny 
West, Public Relations Chairperson, Chairperson of the 3-wav Scholarship Committee, and 
as an active member of the Columbus Chapter. 

Our "Alumna of the Year," 1983 has been an inspiration to many voung people as sne 
directed them to higher achievements and wider service tor God and Man 



CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES 

TO OUR CONNIE 

—THE 1983 ALUMNA OF THE YEAR 



from your 



NEW YORK FAMILY 

"MOTHER DEAR" Edna Lett Williamson 

'AUNTIE" Eardell B. Rashford 

"COUSINS" Eardell J. Rashford & 

Gwendolyn H. Nicolas 




Connie Strong Mayfield 
"Mother Dear" 



ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR 1983 

JOHN S. NIXON 




John Stephen Nixon was born in 
Brooklyn, New York, the fourth of five 
children reared by Harry and Julie 
Nixon, He was educated at the Bethel 
Church School where he graduated 
salutatorian of his class, going on to 
attend Northeastern Academy, before 
completing his high school education 
at Eramus Hall. After attending Hunter 
College, he transferred to Oakwood 
and in 1976 graduated with a B.A. in 
Theology, summa cum / laude. He 
was third in his class. The same year, 
he married the former Miss Janu- 
woina (Ja-von-na) Fields of Far 
Rockaway, New York. She, too, was 
an Oakwoodite. Together the Nixons 
served Ephesus, where John had 
been assigned as Youth Pastor. They participated in the grand reopening of the 
church and continued there for the next three years assisting Elder Edwin J. Humphrey. 
In 1979, Pastor Nixon was called upon to assume the full pastorate of 
Ephesus, a responsibility he held for nine months, during which time over 80.000 
dollars was raised toward the eventful burning of the mortgage there. 

In 1980 the Nixon family, now including two sons. John Stephen II and Derek, 
arrived in Boston, Massachusetts to Pastor the Berea Church district, which in- 
cludes the Cambridge Church, with a membership of over 650 and an elementary 
school enrollment in excess of 200. Berea has presented a formidable challenge 
with great possibilities. Last year, the church acquired a new building to house her 
students. With 15 classrooms and an auditorium which seats over 700, it is one of 
Northeastern's biggest and best school buildings. With the additional space, 
Berea has added a pre-school program and in the future plans to expand even further. 
Since moving to Boston, Mrs. Nixon has completed her B.A. in elementary 
education at Atlantic Union College and now teaches kindergarten at Berea 
School. Pastor Nixon is now working toward a Master's Degree at Harvard Univer- 
sity and serves as a member of Boston's ministerial Alliance, Black Ecumenical 
Commission, and the N.A.A.C.P. Branch. 



CONGRATULATIONS and CONTINUED SUCCESS 

to Our Son, 



JOHN 



"All the light of the past 

All the light which shines in the present 
And reaches forth into the future 

As revealed in the Word of God 
Is for every soul who will receive it." 

This is the plight that you sought after, are fulfilling now and 
we pray through the mercy and strength of God, you will continue 
to do until that day when God says to you, 

"WELL DONE THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT" 



\Nith Continuing Love 
from 

Your Mother 

Father 

and Family 



ALLEGHENY WEST 
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 

ELDER JETIIRO II. LESTER 



Jethro H. Lester was born in a Seventh-day Adventist 
Christian home. At an early age his parents, upon the 
advice of Miss Anna Knight, sent him to Oakwood Jr, 
College. He remained at Oakwood until he graduated. 
He did further study at Temple University, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

Jethro gained three years of valuable experience in 
the New Jersey Conference before he was called to 
the gospel ministry. His years of active service 
covered four conferences: New Jersey, Potomac, 
Allegheny, and Allegheny West conferences. During 
his ministry he pastored twenty-four congregations. 
God blessed him to baptize hundreds of souls and 
build several church buildings. 



In each city that he pastored, Jethro involved himself enthusiastically in alliances with 
other Christian ministerial organizations. He has served as president of four ministerial 
alliances and was the founder of two of them. He has had the distinction of returning to 
pastor one of his former charges, the Ephesus church in Columbus, Ohio, three times. 
He has served the church in various capacities: Manager of Adventist Book Center. 
Director of Trust Services, and Administrative Assistant to the president of Allegheny 
West Conference. 

Presently, Jethro is an active member of the J. Estelle Barnett Alumni Chapter in Colum- 
bus, Ohio. Before this chapter was organized, he was a member of the original chapter 
organized by Connie Strong Mayfield in the Lesters home in 1971 . Jethro has supported 
the Oakwood Scholarship fund in the various churches he has pastored. Through the 
years he has assisted students in church school and at Oakwood from his personal 
finances. 




Jethro is married to the former Sarah Mendeth, an Oakwood graduate. They are the 
parents of one daughter, Lillian Lester-Reocross, who is an Oakwood product and a 
Registered Nurse. Her husband, Joseph, is principal of the Anna Knight school on the 
Oakwood campus. The Lesters have two grand-children, Joseph and Jeffery Redcross. 

After 40 Years of active service in the Seventh-day Adventist church, he retired. This 
retirement is not to be understood as one sitting on the side-lines watching the rest of 
the world go by. He is actively giving his service to his church and to his community. 



IN APPRECIATION 



FOR your 

LOVE 

FAITH 

DETERMINATION and 

CHRISTIAN EXAMPLE 



WE SALUTE 

JETHRO H. LESTER 

on receiving 

Allegheny West's Certificate of Merit 



YOU ARE OUR INSPIRATION 
Your Devoted Family 



LAKE REGION CERTIFICATE OF MERIT HONOREE 

JANET LEE CARTER ATKIXS 

Janet, a second generation Seventh-day Adventist and Oakwoodite born in St. 
Louis, Missouri, is one ot 4 children ot the late Edna and Leon Carter. She is a product of 
Church school and Oakwood Acadenny followed by a year at Oakwood College. She 
graduated from Detroit Institute of Technology receiving a B A. Degree in Business Ad- 
ministration and Social Science. 

The first eleven years of her professional career v/ere spent teaching church school 
in New Jersey, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. She continued her education at Ten- 
nessee State University and earned a M.A. Degree in Elementary Education and 
Guidance. 

Interesting years for Janet included her work in the public schools of Pontiac, 
Michigan as elementary and junior high school teacher, counselor, instructional and 
team leader. Additional graduate study in guidance and counseling culminated in Janet 
receiving an Education Specialist Degree from Oakland University. 

Though professionally busy, Janet didnot neglect her church while studying and 
working. She served her church faithfully as choir member. Sabbath School teacher. 
Sabbath School Superintendent, Youth Leader, School Board Member, and Home and 
School Secretary. 

Civic and professional organizations claimed Janets' interest and time. She was ac- 
tive in several: 

National Education Association 
Michigan Education Minority Leader 
Pontiac Education Association 

American & Michigan Personnell & Guidance Association 
Oakland City Counselors' Association 
MEA Instructional Program Development Commission 
National & Michigan Association of Black Educators 
N.A.A.C.P. 

National Middle School Association 
Pontiac Urban League 
As a friend of youth, Janet has contributed generously to tuition and other school ex- 
penses for many young people. 

Sharon S.D.A. Church in Inkster, Michigan and the National Alumni Association are 
proud of the accomplishments of Janet Carter Atkins, a daughter of Oakwood. 





Janet Atkins 



Edna Atkins (mother) 



CONGRATULATIONS TO 



MRS. JANET ATKINS . . . 



"To set the highest goals 

And to strive for them 

With all your heart, 

To take your talents 

and use them wisely and well, 

To love, to laugh, to give with joy, 

and look forward to each tomorrow 

This is what it means to truly live. " 



LOVE AND APPRECIATION from 
CARTER, 

HART, 

AND CAMPBELL FAMILIES 

DETROIT METROPOLITAN AREA 




SOUTH ATLAN^'i'-^ 
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 

MRS. DOROTHY KNIGHT MARSH 

Dorothy Knight Marsh, the youngest of seven children of Oree and 
Eddress Knight was from a family who believed in Christian Education. 
Following in the footsteps of her five brothers and one sister, attended 
Oakwood, and it is interesting to note that for the past fifty years a descen- 
dant from the Knight family has attended Oakwood. 

She completed her education at the Metropolitan College of 
Business and Southwest Community College in Los Angeles, with the 
main course of study Administrative Office Management. 

Her work career began as a secretary at UCLA and Los Angeles 
Unified School District. In the fall of 1972, she and her family relocated to 
Atlanta, Georgia. There she worked as a secretary to the President of 
Spelman College. After four years, she decided to join her husband, Elliott as 
a partner at AB-Tech Construction, Inc, where she has been since 1976. 

Dorothy believes in the tradition of continually seeking out new 
knowledge, and she has completed several courses in management and 
organizational skills at Atlanta University Center and Georgia State 
University. In her spare time, she is active in civic and community 
activities as a volunteer for the Lupus Foundation and a Wedding Consul- 
tant with Two Hears and Associates. 

She holds memberships in several organizations: The National 
Secretaries Association: the National Association of Women in Construc- 
tion: National Association of Minority Contractors: President of Alexes 
Club, Atlanta Chaper: member of Berean SDA chuch and a active 
member of the J.G. Thomas Chapter of *he Oakwood College Alumni 
Association in Atlanta. 

Dorothy is married to Elliott and the mother of three children, two 
have already attended Oakwood College. 



CONGRATULATIONS to 

A LOVING DAUGHTER and SISTER 
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU 



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OREE KNIGHT - FATHER 
EUGENE and FLORENCE KNIGHT BLAYLOCK 

(sisters) 

SHELTON. . .EUGENE. . .BENNIE KNIGHT 

(brothers) 

Los Angeles, California 



NORTHEASTERN 
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 



MRS. ALACYCE JONES HOWARD 




Mrs. Alacyce Jones Howard, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, was the youngest 
of six children of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Jones. She received her elementary 
education at the University S.D.A. Church School in Knoxville, Tennessee. She at- 
tended Austin High School for two years. Through the encouragement of Elder 
N.B. Smith of Greensboro, North Carolina, she transferred to Oakwood Academy 
in September 1939, and graduated in 1941. 

Upon Completion of high school, she decided to remain at Oakwood C. liege, 
majoring in Elementary Education, graduating fiorn Junior College, May 1942. 

Her teaching career began September 1942 in Greensboro, North Carolina, 
at the S.D.A. Church School, under the superintendency of the late Anna Knight. 
She spent a summer at Knowville College working on the four year degree and re- 
mained in her teaching position for two years. 

Mrs. Howard was married to the late Maitlan C. Howard, and moved to join 
his family in the Connecticut area. She is the mother of the late Maitlan C. 
Howard, Jr., Mrs. Marlene Howard Riggs, Mrs. Nelda Howard Salter, and foster 
mother to Mrs. Linda Harp. She is the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren. 

Through the years, Mrs. Howard has been active in the community, active in 
the NAACP, home and school association, and Parents and Friends of Handicapped 
Children. She also used some of her time and talent in service for her local church, 
Calvary S.D.A. Church, as Youth Division Leader in the Sabbath School, Sabbath 
School Superintendent, M.V. Leader and Program Director. At present, she is the 
Correspondence Secretary of the New Haven Chapter of the Oakwood College 
Alumni Association. 

After several years at home, she felt a need to continue her education. She 
graduated from Southern Connecticut State College in 1962 with a B.S. in Educa- 
tion. In 1966, she was awarded the Master of Science Degree in Special Education. 

Teaching is Alacyce's profession. She has been doing this for 27 years, with 
much success, and is curently employed by the Bridgeport Board of Education. 

The Northeastern Conference is proud to name Alacyce for a Certificate of 
Merit. 



CONGRATULATIONS 



to 



ALACYCE HOWARD 



COMPLIMENTS 
of 



YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY 



JESSIE MARY 

"BRADLEY" 

GODSON. EDWIN 



ALLEGHENY EAST 
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 



EUGENIA A. FRANKLIN-SPRINGER 

Born in Trinidad, West Indies, Eugenia A. Franklin-Springer received her advanced training 
from Oakv\/ood College and Howard University, Washington, D.C. She holds a Ph.D. degree in 
zoology (area of specialization-Biochemical Genetics) from Howard University. 

She taught Biology at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) from 1 976 to 1 980, and 
at the Career Education Center (an extention of UDC), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 
Maryland, from 1979 to 1980. 

Dr. Franklin-Springer produces and hosts radio programs for children, writes and directs 
plays for children, and is the founder and director of LUTT's Productions Incorporated, a non- 
profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to teaching positive societal values 
and fostering cross-cultural exchanges. 

She has coordinated major art shows in the Washington, D.C, area, and has lectured and 
perfomred as a poet-dramatist, for churches, universities, schools, associations, galleries. 
and other organizations along the eastern seaboard of the USA, and in the Caribbean. She 
has appeared on radio shows and radio stations OK-100, VPFW, WHUR, WGTS, Organization 
of American States, Voice of America — in the Washington, D.C. area, and on radio programs 
in the Caribbean. 

Elaine Herrerman and Naomi Eftis, Co-producers, Survival Clearing House for the Arts, 
WPFW radio Washington, D.C, says this of Dr. Eugenia Franklin-Springer, "She is articulate, 
intelligent, thoughtful and thought-provoking. What she says, makes sense, is solid, precise. 
concentrated and very clear." 

In addition to articles published in scientific and religious periodicals, she has published two 
books: "Words of a Caribbean Woman," a collection of poetry and prose; and "Girl. Its All 
About You," a guide to sexual maturity, personality, good grooming, relationships with parents 
and friends, and what to look for in a husband, emphasizing moral integrity. 

A mother of two girls, and one boy. Dr. Franklin-Sprmger teams up with her psychotherapist 
husband to conduct small group seminars on "How To Improve Family Relationships." with 
emphasis on how to be an effective parent. 

She is a faithful member of Metropolitan SDA Church in the Washington area and a suppor- 
tive member of the D.C. Chapter of Oakwood Alumni Association, 

We are proud to name her frotn Alleqheriv East Conference for a certificate of merit. 



SOUTH CENTRAL 
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 

MRS. MOSSIE R. McCALL 

Mossie McCall, seventh of a family of 1 4 children was born and reared in 
Huntsville community. Her collegiate years were culminated with the ac- 
quisition of a B.S. and a M.A. degree, cum laude at Alabama A & M University, 
followed by further graduate study at the University of London in England. 

Mrs. McCall is a dedicated church member, having served as Sabbath 
School superintendent, Sabbath School teacher, and presently Treasurer of 
the First Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Our honoree taught 40 years in the Huntsville public schools. As an 
administrator, she was a Master Teacher training interns in the Teacher 
Corps Program. In 1978, she was among 5 finalists nominated by the Hunt- 
sville City Schools and other cities in Alabama to the Jacksonville State 
University Teacher Hall of Fame. 

A Christian life of prayer and sacrifice enable Mrs. McCall to educate 
both of her children, Karia and Stanley at Oakwood College. Karia went on to 
a M.A. degree in Library Science at George Peabody, and now serves as a 
librarian in Houston, Texas Public Schools. Stanley is employed in his own 
development company and received his M.A. degree from Alabama A & M 
University. 

Mrs. McCall's total devotion and the encouragement she gave her 
children are evidence by the success both enjoy in their livelihoods. 



CONGRATULATIONS 



to 



ANNIE GILBERT MERIDETH 

"PARENT OF THE YEAR" 



COMPLIMENTS OF 

J. ESTELLE BARNETT CHAPTER 

of the 

OAI^WOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCL\TIOX 



Sarah M. Lester, President Martha L. Lewis, Sec. /Treas. 



CONGRATULATIONS 



TO OUR 



MEMBER AND FRIEND 



JETHRO H. LESTER 




J. ESTELLE BARNETT CHAPTER 

of the 



OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



Sarah M. Lester, President 
Robert Lewis 
Meatrice Burton 
Rosalyn Clark 
Wilma Johnson 



Martha L. Lewis, Sec. /Treas. 
Vergie Galloway 
Ralph Davis 
Marjorie Davis 
Wellesley Johnson 



CONGRATULATIONS 



and 



BEST WISHES 



to 



CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

"ALUMNA OF THE YEAR" 



Compliments of 

J. ESTELLE BARNETT CHAPTER 

of the 

OAI^WOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCL\TIOX 



Sarah M. Lester, President Martha L. Lewis, Sec. / Treas. 



BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL & ENJOYABLE HOMECOMING 
Compliments of The Officers & Members of 

The A. Samuel Rashford Chapter of 
The Oakwood College Alumni Association 




Our Late President — Dr. A. Samuel Rashford 

OFFICERS 

Edna Lett Williamson President 

Jeanette Lewis Vice President 

Celeste Bridges Corresponding Secretary 

Henrietta G. Jackson Recording Secretary 

Sylvia Kee Alexander Treasurer 

Evelyn Lowe Mitchell Membership Sec'y. 

Henrietta G. Jackson Social Secretary 

Pecola Lester UNCF Dean 

Lee A. Paschal Public Relations & National Pres. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

Rose Knight Coley 
Gladys De Guzman 
Elliott Nunez 
David Reid 
Violet Hall Thompson 



BEST WISHES and CONTINUED SUCCESS 

to the 

MICHIANA CHAPTER 

OF THE 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCLVTION 

AND 

MR. ELLIOT NUNEZ, JR. 



COMPLIMENTS of 

THE LAKE REGION CONFERENCE OF 
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 

REGINALD D. BARNES, SR , 
SUPT. OF EDUCATION 



BEST WISHES to all the 1983 Honorees 

CONTINUED SUCCESS TO OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

and 

NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



Compliments 
of 

The Detroit Chapter 

of the 

Oakwood College Alumni Association 

David Breezzell, President 



BEST WISHES FOR HOMECOMING 1983 




Compliments of the 

Californians for Oakwood College 

Los Angeles Chapter 



Mean W. Middleton President 

Matthew F. Kates, M.D Vice President 

Samuel Paschal 2nd Vice President 

Helen Jackson Breckenridge Recording Secretary 

Marjorie Vincent Fortier Corresponding Secretary 

Herbert Nelson Treasurer 

William Alleyne Communications Advisor 

Shirley Griggs Membership Chairperson 

A. Jean Warden Scholarship Chairperson 

Ruth Baker Asst, Secretary. Social Chairperson 

Lawrence J.S. Weeks, M.D Executive Committee Member 

Eva Bradford-Rock Executive Committee Member 

Joni Pierre-Louis Program Chairperson 

Craig Dossman Ministerial Fellow-Rep. 

Donald Oxiey Ways & Means Committee Member 



THE D.B. REID CHAPTER 

OF THE 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT- HARRY W, SWINTON.SR. VICE PRESIDENT - ISAIAH ASHE 
SECRETARY - SHARON A. MARSHALL TREASURER - NORTON WEBB 

ASST. TREASURER - lOLA SMITH CHAPLAIN - EMMA FORDE 

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS - CLORA YOUNG 

COMMITTEES 

FINANCE COMMITTEE: PROGRAM COMMITTEE: 

CHAIRMAN - NORTON WEBB CHAIRMAN - AUDREY McROY 

ASSISTANT - BENJAMIN MIDDLETON ASSISTANTS - DAVID HUGHES 

LINDA WEBB 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: SOCIAL COMMITTEE: 

CHAIRMAN - DORA HEWLETT CHAIRMAN - JENNIFER McCALL 

ASSISTANT - DELORES BAILEY ASSISTANTS - THERESA ANDERSON 

LEON McGINNIS 

CHAPTER ROSTER 

LIFETIME MEMBERS (Local) 

ELDER D.B. REID 
MRS. RUTH CONNORS MRS. lOLA SMITH 

DR. VICTOR DUNCAN MR. HARRY W. SWINTON, SR. 

MS. EARLINE PHILLIPS MRS. WILBUR YOUNG 

(Deceased) 

CONGRATULATION TO MRS. MOSSIE McCALL ON RECEIVING 
THE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 



•'AND ALL THY CHILDREN SHALL BE TAUGHT OF THE LORD. 
AND GREAT SHALL BE THE PEACE OF THY CHILDREN" 

ISAIAH 54:13 



COMPLIMENTS of 

CHICAGO C Pi AFTER 

OF THE 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCL\TIOX 



PATRICIA BURNS, PRESIDENT 
LLOYD MARTIN. TREASURER 



CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES 

To Northeastern Conference's Certificate of Merit Honoree 

ALACYCE HOWARD 




Compliments of 
Officers and Members of 

THE NEW HAVEN CHAPTER 

of tfie 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCL\TION 




Dr. Jessie Mary Bradley, President 

Mr. Vashni Davis, General Vice President 

Mr. David Edwards, Vice President 



Mrs. Priscilla Ansah, Secretary 

Mrs. Millicent Huff, Treasurer 

Mrs. Dorothea Badger, Ass't Treasurer 



CONGRATULATIONS to 



Dorothy Knight Marsh 

SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE 
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT HONOREE 




COMPLIMENTS of 



J.G. THOMAS CHAPTER 

of the 

OAI^WOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASS0CL\11()X 

Katie G. Settle President 

Dorothy Knight Marsh Vice President 

Beverly Gilbert Recording Secretary 

Leola Wade Corresponding Secretary 

Charlye M. Hawk Treasurer 

Vivian Harding Asst. Treasurer 



PINE FORGE OAKWOOD ALUMNI CHAPTER 

PINE FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA 19548 



"LOVING . . . CARING . . . SHARING" 

Wishing you the most magnificent in 

Alumni Homecoming Events 

RUTH MOSBY GREENE, PRESIDENT 

GENEVA DUNCAN FORDHAM, VICE PRESIDENT 

JANET POOLE ARMS, SECRETARY 

MERLE CHEATHAM FORD, TREASURER 



CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FRIEND 
CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

ALLEGHENY WEST CONFERENCE DIRECTOR OF O.C. ALUMNI ACTIVITIES 

"1983 ALUMNA OF THE YEAR" 
YOUR DEDICATION IS OUR MODEL! 

COMPLIMENTS OF 

THE COLUMBUS CHAPTER OF 

THE OAKWOOD COLLEGE NATIONAL ALUMNI 

OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT CONNIE JAMES EARLY 

VICE-PRESIDENT LAWRENCE STEWART 

SOCIAL VICE-PRESIDENT ALVERDA STEPNEY 

RECORDING SEC DAWN LAMBE 

CORRESPONDING SEC RUTH ANN WILLIAMS 

ASST. SEC CHAROLETTE OSTERMAN 

TREASURER TIMOTHY WILLIAMS 

EDITOR JACKIE HENRY PARRIS 

CHAPLAIN ELDER CALVIN PATTERSON 

PAST PRESIDENT FRANK HALE, III 



NORTHEASTERN ACADEMY 

532 W. 215th St. - New York, N. Y. 




"that our youth would treasure up the 

knowledge that is represented as gold 

and silver and precious stones!" 



Esmee Bovell, Principal 

STAFF 

Selwyn Ash Business Education 

Pearl Bell English 

Greselda Byers Mathematics 

Lloyd Chung Music 

Ivy Evans Art 

Claudette Giscombe Science and Math 

Edward Herndon Bible 

Marjorie Hill Dean of Student, Home Ec. 

Theophilus Henry Guidance Counselor 

Yvonne Moore Librarian 

Jake Nixon Chemistry, General Science 

June Simms English 

Mathew Smith Physical Education. Health 

Lester Valentine Social Studies 

Lisa Walker French and Spanish 

Fay Greene Secretary 

Alice Lewis School Aide 

Cleville Nicholson Custodian 

Telephone: (212) 569-4800 



DISCOVER 

BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE 






K m^ 






y.y-- ■■■■■ z^,, 




W. Augustus Cheatham 

Principal 



THE COMPLETE EDUCATtONAL tXPERIENCE 



CONGRATULATIONS TO 

THE NATIONAL OAKWOOD COLLEGE 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 




Compliments of 



The R. T. Hudson Elenientan^ School 

1122 FOREST AVENUE 
BRONX, NEW YORK 10456 

Telephone (212) 328-3322 

Ruth Paschal, Principal Erma R. Lofton, Asst. Principal 

Dorothy Adams, Secretary Grace Phipps, Bookkeeper 

James Kimmerlin, Custodian 



TEACHERS 
Erma R. Lofton - Grade 1 Rebecca Riley - Grade 5 

Jacqueline Nozil - Grade 2 Veronica Armstrong ■ Grade 6 

Frances Bennett - Grade 3 Claudette Phipps - Grade 7 

Rose L. Goodine - Grade 4 Edythe Karr - Grade 8 

Ruth Nixon ■ Music 
Alberto Karr - Woodworking 



MAY YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS OF 1983 

EXCEED ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS 
IS THE WISH OF 



RAMAH JUNIOR ACADEMY 

In Savannah, Georgia 

MR. WILLIAM BROWN, JR., PRINCIPAL 

I. A. Christian, Coordinator of the Anna Knight Chapter 

Oakwood College Alumni Association 




CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES 



to 



OUR PASTOR, JOHN NIXON 

THE 1983 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR 

for 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

May God Continue To Bless You!!! 

COMPLIMENTS of 

THE OFFICERS and MEMBERS of 

BEREA BOSTON 
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 

108 SEAVER STREET 
DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 

Telephone: (617) 427-2201 




Best Wishes on the 16th Annual Homeconning of 



OAKWOOD COLLEGE 



Alumni 



Maxine Bethea 

Maiopn Bobo 

Marie Breckenridge 

Clara Hackney Brown 

Charles Etta Cartwright 

Ruby Cartwright 

Dietra Cobb 

Nancy Cobb 

Pamela Cobb 

Henrietta Curry 

Dorothy Davis 

Edwin Davis 

Lillian Goins 

Valerie Mosley Green 

Boyd Hill 

Delphia Hill 

Jean Holcomb 

Mr. & Mrs, Burks Holland, Sr. 

Johnnie Lucas 



Burdetta Lumsey 

Clayton Loney 

Charles Mabry 

Bernice Massey 

Michael Monette 

Jacci Mosley 

Mr. & Mrs. James Mosley 

Priscilla Mosley 

Phyllis Murrel 

Mr. & Mrs. Cubith Nealy 

Anna Bell Sherrod 

Henry Sherrod 

Mr, & Mrs. Richard Simmons, Jr. 

Thelma Simpson 

Dijeone Smart 

Lizzie Strange 

Lloyetta Lumsey Warren 

Mr. & Mrs, Joseph Weymon 

Thomasine Wright 



INDIANAPOLIS SUPPORTERS 



CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes 



MRS. ANNIE S. MERIDETH 




FRIENDS 

Dr. Adelle Drane-Bosch 

Eleanor and Jay Goines 

Fern and Irving Gree 

Edward L. Johnson 

Martha B. Kennedy 

Charles and Gertrude Mitchell 

Brenda and Jesse Redmond 

William and Gertrude Simpkins 

Madeline and Julian Tattoon, III 

Wyddie D. Wideman, Jr. 



The Columbus BYKOTA CLUB 

Salutes 

CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

One of our charter members, on this memorable occasion. We 
are delighted to celebrate this honor for this Christian Lady 

espouses the following qualities: 

CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 
is 



B - Beautiful 

Y - Youthful and Exuberant 

K - Kindhearted and True 

O - Outstanding 

T - Trustworthy and Faithful 

A - Amicable and Gracious 



THE BYKOTA CLUB 

Columbus, Ohio 



Mrs. Freddie James, President Mrs. Otis Vaughn, Treasurer 



— PASTOR JOHN NIXON — 

CONGRATULATIONS on YOUR SELECTION as 

THE 1983 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR 

for 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 



COMPLIMENTS of 

THE GOLDEN HARMONARIES of BOSTON, MA. 

•■HEAR OUR HARMONY" 

Mrs. Alethia Blount 

Mrs. Christine Daniels 

Mr. Andrew West 

Mrs. Catherine Skerritt 

Mrs. Sylvia Hamilton 

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Davison 

Mr. Michael Winston 

Mr. & Mrs. William Duncan 

Mrs. Dorothy Turner & Family 

Mr. & Mrs. Conville Morton 

Dr. Byron Robinson & Family 



Patrons of the J. Estelle Barnett Chapter 


Mrs. Rosa Lee Yarbrough 


Mrs. Addie Mills 


Mr. Shedrick Yarbrough 


Mrs. Wilma Dee Dye 


Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy 


Mrs. Reba Greenwood 


Miss Ann Belle Evans 


Elder & Mrs. Jethro H. Lester 


Mrs. Peggie Walker 


Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Redcross 


Mrs. Sophia Dallas 


Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rucker 


Mr. Julius Ragland 


Mr. & Mrs. Ray Gibson 


Mrs. Irene M. Walker 


Mrs. Myrtis Curtis 


Mrs. Jessie Bentley 


Mrs. Gloria Simons 


Mr. & Mrs. Robert Riggins 


Mrs. Jewel Harris 


Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Clark 


Miss Vanessa Hubbard 


Mrs. Daisy Rouse 


Mr. & Mrs. S.J. Chandler 


Mr. George Hubbard 


Mrs. Mary Waide 


Mr. & Mrs. Herman Watson 


Rosalyn Clark & Family 


Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Lynch 


Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lewis & Son 


Mr. & Mrs. Moses Buford 


Elder & Mrs. Ralph Davis 


Mrs. Lois Lamb 


Elder & Mrs. W.R. Robinson 


Elder & Mrs. Ralph Franklin 


Miss Jannith Lewis 


Mr. & Mrs. John Willis 


Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Lee, Jr. 


Mr. William Weeks, Jr. 


Mrs. Marian Patton 


Mrs. Pauline Moore 


Cynthia Jessup 


Mr. & Mrs. Henry Alexander 


Mrs. Jeanette Lewis 


Elder & Mrs. Joseph Hinson 




Mrs. Ceola Jones 



FRIENDS OF CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 



Cc'umbus, Ohio: 

Mr. & Mrs. William Richard 

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Mullins 

Mr. & Mrs. Caleb Hardy 

Meatrice Burton 

Diane Burton 

Lenore Johnson 

Maude Hill 

Prof. J. E. Roache 

Clements Chapman 

Deiores Early 

Mr. & Mrs. Beufus Smith 

Rochester, New York: 
Mrs. Margaret Earle 
Harry & Minetta Brown 
Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Brown 
Theresa Saulsbury 
Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Gill (Clara) 
Mr. & Mrs. Roy Lee Holman (Dawn) 
Dalton & Andrea Johnson 
Pastor & Mrs. J. Milton Thomas 
Samuel, Diedra, and Bradley Tramel 



New 



Patrons 



Vera B. Mack 

Pastor & Mrs. Samuel Flagg 

VeraC. Ellis 

Trent Walker 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Cantrell 

Cornelia L. North 

Mr. Harry Swinton 



York City: 

Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Thompson 

Mr. & Mrs. Simon DeGuzman 

Mr. & Mrs Cuthbert Coley 

Mrs. Evelyn Lowe Mitchell 

Jeanette Lewis & Robert Lewis II 

Elizabeth Lett Rudd 

Margo Lett 

Mildred Duncan Lomax 

Mrs, Jessie Haynes Jones 

Mrs. G, J. Thomas 

Cornelia North 

Mr. & Mrs. James E. Timpson 

Dr. Jerry Weinstein 

Dr. Ronald Finkelstein 

Dr. Jon Moskowitz 

Ruth & Lee Paschal 

Frances & Rosa Lee Goodine 

Mrs M. Myrtle Smith 

Dr. & Mrs. Godrey Jackson 

Elder & Mrs. J. P. Willis 

Mrs. Mildred Duncan Lomax 

Mr. Willie Gooden 

Miss Frances Goodine 

Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Hill 

Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Hill 

Elder & Mrs. J. P. Willis 

Dr. Natelkka Burrell 

Miss Katrina Nesbitt 

Arthur & Virginia Harris 

Odell C. Chunn 

Mrs. J. G. Thomas' 

Mr. & Mrs. James E. Timpson 



CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES 



to 



JOHN S. NIXON 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNUS of the YEAR, 1983 

(Former Youth Pastor At Ephesus Church in New York) 



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COMPLIMENTS 
OF 

EPHESUS S.D.A. CHURCH 

101 WEST 123rd STREET 
NEW YORK, N.Y. 10027 

DR. LEON COX, PASTOR ELDER STAFFORD BYERS, ASSOCIATE PASTOR 





THANK YOU OAKWOOI) COLLEGE 


For helping to mold the characters that have made us what we are; 


For instilling high and noble ideals for achievements obtained; 


For intoducing us to the principles and standards of denominational 


service; 


For providing us with tools for service in the larger community; 


For giving us long lasting friendships from your student body; 


For allowing us to be adopted into the family of Oakwood College, 


As sons and daughters of the insitution; 


For each of us we say, May you continue to sponsor quality service, 


To those who enter your halls to learn and depart to serve. 


THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1953 


Allen, Vivian Hutchins, S.A. 


Blake, Donald Irwin, Maggie (Jackson) 


Blevins, Marion Jackson, Winnie (Howell) 


Chissell, Gabe Jones, Ernestine (Cook) 


Conway, Willie Manuel, Bruce 


Davis, Oliver Melancon, James 


Desvarieux, Carpel 0. Philip, Vincent 


Follette, Lyie Rahming, Harcord 


George, Helen (Smith) Robinson, Winifred 


Gill, Esther Sellars, Manonia 


Gonzales, Jose Antonio Smittick, Layfayette 


Hammond, James Tate, Douglas 


Hinson, Joseph Washington, Frances 


Howard, Grayce Watson, Juanita 


Howell, Glenn Watson, Vivianne (Jones) 


Huggins, George Woods, Charles 


Young, Milton 


CERTIFICATES 


Barbara, Norma Irwin, Rebecca 


Bryce, Myra Martin, Mary 


Ercus, Luvenia O'Neal, Myrtle 


Friend, Willie Revenell, Wilhelmena 


Hixon, Virginia 





PATRONS of PINE FORGE CHAPTER of 
THE OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



Mr. & Mrs, Billy Hill 

Mr. Paul R. Jones 

Dr. & Mrs. Rotacker C. Smith 

Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Ford 

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Baynard 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Booker 

Mrs. Katie Soughs 

Miss Evelyn Winston 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Fordham 

Mr. & Mrs. Augustus Cheatham 

Mr. Ralph Shipman 

Mrs. Ruth Mosby Greene 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Battles 

Mr. Michael E. Jackson 

Mrs. Mildred A. Evelyn Jones 

Mr. Kevin D. Mosby 

Elder Samuel G. Campbell 



Our Prayers and Love we eagerly give for 1983's 

Very Deserving 

PARENT of the YEAR 

MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 



CONGRATULATIONS 
from 



Dr. & Mrs. Michael Lester 



CONGRATULATIONS 

and 

BEST WISHES 

TO 

PASTOR JETHRO H. LESTER 

Allegheny West's Certificate of Merit Honoree 

ANNIE GILBERT MERIDETH 

Parent of the Year 
AND 

CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

Alunnna of the Year 

From Friends at the North Adult 

Education Center 

Columbus Public Schools 

Columbus, Ohio 



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HILLTOP S.D.A. CHURCH 



SALUTES 



OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCL\TIOX 

and OUR FAVORITE SON 

PASTOR JETHRO H. LESTER 

A TRULY DEDICATED MAN OF GOD 

BEST WISHES 

from 

Hilltop Seventh-Day Adventist Church 

196 Highland Avenue 

Columbus, Ohio 43223 

Telephone (614) 279-3686 



"YOUR BEST CHURCH-HOME AWAY FROM HOME" 
SEYMOUR C. COLE, PASTOR 



THE 



FIRST 



CHURCH 

OF THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 



Organized February 23, 1889, as the Washington Seveth-day Adventist Church 

810 Shepherd Street, N. W. 
Washington, D.C. 20011 

"STUDY TO SHEW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, 
A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED. 
RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH. " 2TIM.2:15 




MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO RICHLY BLESS YOU AS YOU REACH 
GREATER HEIGHTS OF ACHIEVEMENT AND WITNESSING FOR HIM. 

Melvyn E. Hayden, Pastor 
Officers and Mennbers 



CONGRATULATIONS 



The Highland Avenue 

Seventh-Day Adventist Church 

BOX 809 
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN 49022 



RICHARDO GRAHAM — PASTOR 

RUSSELL TYNES — TREASURER 

RITA VALENTINE — CLERK 



CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES 

to 

Northeastern's Certificate of Merit Honoree 

Our Friend and Sister-ln-Christ 

Mrs. Alacyce Jones Howard 



For 

THIS HONOR RECEIVED and for 

FAITHFUL SERVICE TO THE CHURCH for the past 

THIRTY FIVE YEARS 



CALVARY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 

827 TRUMBULL AVENUE 
BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT 



JOHN B. HARRIS, PASTOR 



CONGRATULATIONS 

TO 

ALACYCE HOWARD 

(Northeastern Certificate of Merit Honoree) 

and 
BEST WISHES for CONTINUED SUCCESS . . . 

to 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCL\TIOX 

COMPLIMENTS 
of 

MT. ZION SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 

64 Marlboro Street 
Hamden, Conri. 06517 

LIONEL ARTHUR, PASTOR 



BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL HOMECOMING 



CONGRATULATIONS TO OAKWOOD COLLEGE FOR THE VITAL PART 

IT HAS PLAYED IN EDUCATING THE YOUTH OF THE 

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH. 



COMPLIMENTS 
of 



THE VICTORY LAKE NURSING HOME 



101 North Quaker Lane 
Hyde Park, New York 12538 

Telephone; (914) 229-9177 



Mr. George Pelote Mr. Robert Farrow 

Administrator Assistant Administrator 



CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES to 



The Oakwood College Alumni Association 



COMPLIMENTS of 



Kermit & Francine Carter 

Solomon & Sherry Collins 
Alfred Holiday 

Jacob Justiss, Jr. 

Matthew & Ada Kirby 

Elliot & Elizabeth Nunez 
Russell & Joan Tynes 

Festus & Allie Valentine 
Edward & Edith Woods 
Elizabeth Woods 



BEST WISHES for a SUCCESSFUL HOMECOMING 



COMPLIMENTS of 



Elder and Mrs. James Martin 




Mrs. Marian Gresham Jones Martin 

Former Dean of Woman and Matron of 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

■■ALUMNA of the YEAR" - 1981 







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ANNE HAYNES CANTRELL 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT AFTER 50 YEARS 

OF SERVICE TO YOUTH 

Early Schooling in the Public Schools of Atlanta, Georgia 
Upper Elennentary Training, Seventh-Day Adventist Church Schools 

Teachers Included; Mrs. Jennie Bowman Clarke 
The Late Elder Leslie Pryor 
Mr. Mitchell Palmer 

Graduate of Oakwood College and Columbia University 
Educational career included Church School Teaching and Special 
Education Teacher in Dekalb, Georgia 

MAY YOU ENJOY A WELL-DESERVED AND HAPPY RETIREMENT. 
BEST WISHE S!!! 

Compliments of Your Sister 

Jessie Havnes Jones 




PASTOR IVAN A. CHRISTIAN 

ONE OF THE OLDEST LIVING ALUMNUS AND GRADUATE of 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE — CLASS OF 1924 

NOW A RETIRED MINISTER AND PRINCIPAL — SERVING AS 

TREASURER OF THE "ANNA KNIGHT" CHAPTER OF THE 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

HE STILL BELIEVES IN THE OLD QUOTATION: 

"I HATE TO BE A KICKER, IT DOES NOT STAND FOR PEACE 

BUT THE WHEEL THAT DOES THE SQUEAKING, IS THE ONE 

THAT GETS THE GREASE" 

KEEP SQUEAKING O.C. 
YOU WILL GET THE GREASE 



WELCOME 



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Telephone 837-3250 



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THE AGE OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY 



Technology is advancing at a 
rapid pace. The "office-of- 
the-future" is here today. 
Telephone systems are able to 
transmit voice and data simul- 
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communicating with computers! 
The costs of these systems vary 
significantly. What are the 
major differences in system of- 
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"bells and whistles" you will 
never use? What do you really 
need? 

Suppliers of various office 
equipment boast of their sys- 
tems' capabilities to enhance 
your operation while reducing 
costs. But, unless vou ask the 
right questions, ana are tech- 
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the response, you may find 



yourself with an obsolete and 
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This is one reason why organi- 
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Some of Natel ^ Co.'s clients 
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF 



George W. Murphy 



A consistant supporter of Christian Education and a lover 
of Oakwood College. 

In 1976 during a European trip he conceived the idea of 
the Student Aid Foundation which grew enormously and con- 
stituted the magnificent obsession of his later life. Since 1976, 
over 126 U.S. and International students have recieved finan- 
cial aid from the Foundation in acquiring a Christian Education 
and personal support and friendship from its founder. 

Lovingly remembered by his wife and sons, 



Myrtle Gates Murphy 
Wyndell and Maurice 

Wyhdell and Maurice 




R 
A 

S 
H 
F 
O 
R 
D 



A. SAMUEL RASHFORD 

FOR GOD and RACE 

s for RACE, a Man of great pride. 

s for ALL, the programs he tried. 

s for SURE, he knew well his mission. 

s for HONOR and HOLY ambition. 

s for FRANKNESS, he spoke well his mind. 

s for OAKWOOD, his mission sublime. 

s for ROYALTY, a trait he projected. 

s for DELIVERING, on tasks he accepted. 



Together you see that in God's wonderous plan 

He gave us a name that fits well the man. 

And we who are left, with life's problems to solve, 

Right now in his memory, stoutly resolve, 

To take up the cause, and fill in the space. 

And work as he did 

For GOD and our RACE!!! 

CB. Rock, President of Oikwood Colleqe 





MOM and DAD 



"GRAM" 




LESTER 



IN LOVING MEMORY 
OF 

MY FAMILY 

Compliments of 

EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON 
Oakwood College Board Member 

Oakwood College Staff 

Secretary, National Alumni Association 

President, A. Samuel Rashford 

Chapter, O.C.A.A. New York City 






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HANK 



FRANK 



BUDDY 



In Memory of: 

Michael A. Blanchard . . . 




Thoughts of your life breeds joy and laughter, 
A look at your picture, its smile is like a 
gift from above. 

I realize a joy as if I basked in the sunshine 
of your wonderful love today. 

Thanks for the memories 



In Mennory of: 

Rosetta McNichols Crow . 




The Secret chambers of my heart holds 
memories of our growing up together, as true 
as gold. 

Of love that never abated through the years 
as I have grown older. 

These memories provide the spice that makes 
living so worthwhile. 

Henrietta fyicNichols Blanchard 



IN LOVING MEMORY 

of our daughter 

Dejuana Marsh 

and brother 

Curley Knight 



from 



A-B-TECH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. 

Elliot Marsh, President 
Dorothy Knight Marsh, Vice President 



BEST WISHES and CONTINUED SUCCESS 



to the 



MICIIIANA CHAPTER 



of the 



OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOf:L\TIOX 



and 



MR. ELLIOTT NUNEZ, JR. 



COMPLIMENTS of 



The Lake Region Conference of 

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 



REGINALD D. BARNES, SR. 
SUPT. OF EDUCATION 



We Congratulate You On Your Selection 

by the National Alumni Association of Oakwood College 

As The Parent of the Year 

God Bless You, Mrs. Annie G. Merideth 



Compliments of 

Lee A. and Ruth Paschal 



LOVE and CONGRATULATIONS 

ALACYCE HOWARD 

Dear Mom, 

Althrough the years, althrough the tears, youVe been the 
rock upon which our family has been founded. 

Family, Church, and school work, we've never seen you 
shirk . . . Sleepless nights, long hard days have been what's 
kept you going. 

We are so proud of you and we want the world to know it!!! 

The SALTER, HARP, and RIGGS FAMILY 



CONGRATULATIONS to C(JNNIE 

Dorothy A. Scruggs 

A Good Friend 

Joe Mitchell 

Mary Ann Tarrant 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Chaplain 

Jannes Crawford 

Mrs. Susie Willianns 

Elder & Mrs. J. Best 

Elder & Mrs. Johnnie Mack 

Dr. & Mrs. Timonthy McDonald 

Columbus, Ohio 



O A K WO O D; 
"A STEADY SHIP, 

IN A TROUBLED SEA" 



—God Bless O.C, 
The Nixons 



John. 



Januwoina, 



■John II. 



Paul. 





The Late 
Professor JX. Moran 

Former President of Oakwood College 



IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR FATHER, 
JAMES LEWIS MORAN, WHO DEDICATED HIS 
LIFE TO THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE 

Hortense, Mercedes, & James, Jr. 



CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES TO 

STEWART BRANTLEY 

WHO CELEBRATES HIS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY AS A GRADUATE OF 

OAKWOOD JUNIOR COLLEGE 



Compliments of 



BRUCE, 



MARSHA, 



and 



BRENDA 



GREETINGS 



from 



RUTfl A. REID LEE — CLASS OF 1933 



and 



W.S. LEE 

We hope to celebrate our 46th 
Wedding Anniversary August 29th, 1983 




TO 

SUSIE PERRY 

(Formerly known as Susie Roberts) 

We are happy to share with you the joy in honoring your class of 1933. As a wife, mother, 
and grandmother you have been the best in extending love, kindness, inspiration, and en- 
couragement to all of us. May you continue to enjoy God's richest blessings in your suc- 
cessful Christian life. 



Love, 

Elder T.X. Perry (Husband) 

Nathaniel, Satira, Calvin, Paul 

Yvonne, Theophilus, Arnold, Eugene, 

Eugenia, Bernard (Children) 

and your 10 Grandchildren, 

and All Those Who Love You! 



CONGRATULATIONS 
TO 

MRS. ANNIE GILBERT MERIDETH 

"Parent of the Year" 
FREEMAN and SMITH 

Construction Company 

Mr. Elmer Freeman 

2207 Buchannan Street 

Nashville, Tennessee 37208 

Phone: (615)254-6098 



BEST WISHES 
TO 

MRS. ANNIE GILBERT MERIDETH 

"Parent of the Year" 

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR LOVE 
Jim, Gwen, and Family 



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CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES 

To The 

HONOREES OF 1983 



The Baltimore Chapter 

OF THE 

Oakwood CoUege National Ahiinni Asscjciation 

OFFICERS 

President Anna C. Timpson 

Secretary Thelnna B. Hall 

Asst. Secretary Cornelia L. North 

Treasurer Grace S. Thonnas 

Business Manager George L. Hall 



CONGRATULATIONS 
TO OUR FRIEND . . .CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

"ALUMNA OF THE YEAR" 



Compliments of 

MEATl^ICE E. BURTON 

DIANE II. HURTCW 

LENORE JOHNSON 

Columbus, Ohio 



OUR COMPLIMENTS 
to the 

Michiana Chapter 

& 

Elliott Nunez 

LAKE REGION CONFERENCE OF 
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 

Adventist Youth and Temperance Departnnent 

Elder Conrad L Gill 
Mildred E. Gill 



BEST WISHES 



to 



OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCm^TION 



Compliments of 

Dr. & Mrs. Christian Peabody 



CONGRATULATIONS 

JANET CAR T E K A T K I X S 

"It couldn't have happened to a better person" 

Henrietta Blanchard Lizzie M. Strange 

Mildred Love Tlionnasine Wright 

Theodosia Washington Janet Watkins Wynn 



Congratulations to the Alumna of the year 



CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 




Compliments of 




Ray Powell 




Arthur E. Kibby 


Richard E. Jobe 




Mary Ann Tarrant 


Eulah Lawson 




Tony Davis 


Jennifer Hall 




Evelyn Booth 


Norma Sawyer 




Terry Meyer 


Zola 




Sandra Whitfield 


Edna Smitfi 




Clafus & Jeanette Higgins 



BEST WISHES TO 

CONNIE MAYFIELD 

FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUCCESS 

FROM 




HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 35896 
1205)837-1630 

ENTER TO LEARN; DEPART TO SERVE 



We believe Christian Education is an indispensable 

weapon used to confront the enemy who would impede the 

spread of the gospel to all the world. 



Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Hale, Sr. 



THE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT 

of 

WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 

Congratulates 

MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

"PARENT OF THE YEAR" 

for 

NATIONAL CHAPTER OF THE OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



Robert Brown 
Jeanette Copeland 
Isabella Copridge 
Retiblist Curtis 
James Carter 



Irene Brown, Chairperson 

Milton Few Jacob Simonet 

Maggie Moody Maudina Wood 

Mary Menchan Anita Warbington 

James Parker Ted Chappell 



Eula Hill 
Sam Wilson 
Thomasina Gaither 
Jacob Sloan 



CONGRATULATIONS 



MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

for your Splendid Example in Support of 

Christian Education 



Dr. and Mrs. L. Ruby Broomes 
Loyda and Melissa 



CONGRATULATIONS 

Mrs. Annie Merideth - Parent of the Year 

Mrs. Connie Strong Mayfield - Alumna of the Year 

Mother Merideth 

Your Christ-like ctiaracter 

Your positive outlook on life through the years, 

Your reaching out to others, 

Your valuable counsel, ' 

Your gusto for living one day at a time, 

Your smile in spite of pain, 

Have made you dear to us. 

Connie 

Your friendship is like a rare jev^el of highest quality 

Your unending love and support for Oakv\/ood College makes 

your precious. 
Your dedication to the service of mankind makes you a 

humanitarian. 
These have made you dear to us. 

Thomasine Wright and Lizzie Mae Strange 



CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

Congratulations on Your Selection as 

"ALUMNA of the YEAR" 

for your 

ALMA MATER, OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

Your Sister and Brother 
PEARL and HARRY WILLIAMS 



LES CIIAKMIiS CLUB 
wAsiiiNcrrox, n.c. 



BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL HOMECOMING . . 

Marie Seard President 

Dorothy Frazier Vice President 

Dorothy Thorn Treasurer 

Audrey Hogart Recording Secretary 

Alita Dixon Corresponding Secretary 

Odell Chunn. . , Chaplain 

Myrtie Parr , . .- Sgt.-at-Arnns 

Dolores Maupin Historian 




May Heaven s Choicest Blessings Be With You 
In All Your Planning for 1983 

Our Support and Best Wishes! 

BERHAN S. I). A. (MIURCII 
BRUNSWK^K, (^.H()K(UA 

(E lder I. A. Christian in photo above) 



CENTRAL OHIO 
BUSINESS SERVICES 




Linda Sauders, Director 
'Office Service Speciaiists" 71 00 Huntley Road 

Columbus, Ohio 43229 



Best Wishes on the 16th Annual 
Homecoming of Oalcwood College Alumni 



ALEXANDER'S 

Orthopedic and Surgical 

Supplies, Inc. 

228 East: 149th Street 
Bronx, NY 10451 

WHEEL CHAIRS • HOSPITAL BEDS • ELASTIC STOCKINGS • CORSETS • BRACES • COLOSTOMY 
APPLIANCES • HOME HEALTH AIDS • TRUSSES • OXYGEN UNITS 

Call (212) 292-2280 



Preston P. Alexander Ida L. Alexander 

President Manager and Treasurer 



COMPLIMENTS of 



THE DEACONESS BOARD 

BEREAN S.D.A, CHURCH 

312 Hightower Road 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Ceola Jones, Chairlady 



CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES 

"MAMA-NEE" 

With Love, 

JAMES & ROSALIE 



CONGRATULATIONS. . . CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

COLUMBUS, OHIO BRANCH OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 
OF NEGRO MUSICIANS, INC. 

Kathleen Evelyn DeLoache, President 
RedVers Markham, Secretary 

IN HONOR OF CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 



INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF 
PERSONNEL IN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 

Ohio Sub Chapter 

SALUTES 

Vice President - Connie Strong Mayfield 

(Alumna of the Year) 

A dedicated Person and an inspiration to all! 

Ralph Yoss, President 



BEST WISHES 

to 

CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

(Alumna) 

OAC 

(Ohio Arts Council) 
Barabara Scott 



CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ALUMNA OF THE YEAR! 
CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

A Beautiful Person & Dedicated Worl<er 
Compliments of 

Greater Columbus Cultural Society 

Jeanne Fox, President 



CONGRATULATIONS 



MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETII 



Mr. & Mrs. Lewis H. Hill 



CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES 

"Mama-Nee" 

Witli Love, 

Connie and Jeanette 

Baltimore, Maryland 



CONGRATULATIONS 
MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

Compliments of 
Lillian Mack - Cosmetologist 

Baltimore, Maryland 
Specializing in All Phases of Beauty Culture 



Dear Mrs. Connie Strong Mayfield; 

Congratulation on being elected "Alumna ot the Year for 1983. 

We love you, and we appreciate knowing you. 
May God's rich blessing ever be yours. 

Dr. 8j: Mrs. Hlijali Tierce 

Members of Ephesus SDA Church 
Columbus, Ohio 



Best Wishes to 

MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

"Parent of the Year" 
The Watson Family 

Ferman, Virgil Lee, and Valerie 

Berean S.D.A. Church 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Second Capitol Avenue Baptist Church 

Congratulates 

MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

"Parent of the Year" 

Rev. William E. Watts, Pastor 
Atlanta, Georgia 



COMPLIMENTS OF 
TOP HAVEN DAY CARE CENTER 

2409 Louisa Street 
Columbia, S.C. 29204 

Mrs. Ruth Smith, Directress 
Congratulations to: 

Mrs. Annie G. Merideth 

CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES to: 

MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

"Pagoda of Medicine" 

Carl A. Dent, M.D. 

Mrs. Claudia Riley 

Mrs. Barbara Sales 

Mrs. Chita Taylor 



To PASTOR JOHN NIXON, Our Former Youth Pastor: 

CONGRATULATIONS on YOUR SELECTION as 

THE 1983 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR for OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

Compliments of 

The Ephesus Gang 

CATHY HALL JUDY HALL SHARON HILL 

LORRAINE and JOHN CAMPBELL 



GREETINGS and BEST WISHES to THE ALUMNUS of the YEAR 

PASTOR JOHN NIXON 

Compliments of 

Mr. Thomas Douglas Mrs. Eucene Burrowes 

Mrs. Elmira Wallace Mrs. Helen Drumgo 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Williams 

OUR BEST WISHES and SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS 
CONNIE MAYFIELD — THE 1983 ALUMNA of the YEAR 

Compliments of 
MR. WILLIAM ("Bill") WILLIAMS 

and 

THE FLORIDA CLUB 

NEW YORK CITY 



To the Alumnus and the Alumna of the Year 
CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD eS. JOHN XIXON 

Stratford Auto Service, Inc. 

General Auto Repair Body and Fender Work Towing 

244 East 128th Street 
New York, N.Y. 10035 

Telephone: (212) 427-1515 JAKE or BILL 



CONGRATULATIONS 

to 

MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 



Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Bridges 



Congratulations to 
Mrs. Annie G. Merideth 

"Parent ot the Year" 
Mrs. Aldria Bond 



Congratulations 

Mrs. Annie G. Merideth 

Omega Limited Catering Service 
Martina Hart Shirley Harris Dorris Hill 



BEST WISHES TO 

ELDER J.H. LESTER 

Certificate of Merit Honoree 

May God bless you In health as you continue in His Service 

Meat rice Burton, 

I3iane Ikirton, 

Lenore Johnson 



CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES 

"MAMA-NEE" 

Witli Love, 
JAMES unci ROSALIE 



CONGRATULATIONS 

to our 

SABBATH SCHOOL TEACHER 

JETIIRO II. LESTER 

The Ideal Teacher 
Class Niinibcr One 

Alfred Rowe — President 
Meatrice Burton — Secretary 



CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES 
to 

JETIIRO II. LESTER 

Our Grandfather 

Love, 
Joseph and Jeffery Redcross 



BEST WISHES 
to 

PASTOR JETIIRO H. LESTER 

A Christian Gentleman 

Mr. & Mrs. Richmond Green 



BEST WISHES BEST WISHES 

to to 

MRS AXXIH (i. MHKIDHTII "Parent of the Year" 
Compliments of 



Okay and Ann Cantrell 

and 
Ivery and Jessie Jones 



Mrs .\niii>.- ('i. M>.-ruU-ih 
Henry W. Cantrell, Sr, 



COMPLIMENTS OF 

PARADISE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH 

Great Falls, South Carolina 
Best Wishes To 

MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

Rev. R. L. Benson, Minister 



COMPLIMENTS OF 

JONES MEMORIAL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH 

2400 Barthamville, Road 
Columbia, S.C. 29204 

— CONGRATULATIONS TO — 

MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

Dr. John W. Smith, Minister 

COMPLIMENTS of 

The Copeland Family: 
Willie, Jackie, Ricky, Quincy 

Berean S.D.A. Church 

Atlanta, Georgia 

Congratulations to 
MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 



Congratulations to 
MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

The Maddox Family 
Henry, Geri, Erica 

Berean Church 
Atlanta, Georgia 



BEST WISHES 

Central Florida Oakwood College Alumni Chapter 

Orlando, Florida 

Officers 

President Ruth B. Stokes 

Vice President Agnes Barclay 

Recording Secretary Theodosia Underwood 

Corresponding Secretary Janet Osten 

Treasurer Julia Howard 

Assistant Treasurer Eugene Mason 

Chaplain Steven Patterson 

Public Relations Winifred Rivers 

Program Coordinator Cynthia Underwood 

IN LOVING MEMORY 

of 

"A Son of Oakwood College" 
James B. Cartwright, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. James V. Cartwright, Sr. 



BEST WISHES TO A STRONG SUPPORTER 
OF OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

— CONNNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

From the lAP Staff 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE 



COMPLIMENTS of 
FRIENDS and SUPPORTERS of OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

Mr. & Mrs. John Robert Harlc 

(Margaret Caldwell) 

465 Flint Street 
Rochester New York 14611 

Phone: (716) 328-4751 



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ON THIS HOMECOMING OCCASION MAY WE 
LOOK FORWARD TO THAT TIME WHEN 
WE WILL MEET NEVER TO PART AGAIN. 

Elder and Mrs. L. R. Hastings 



Lawrence Hastings 
Class of 1933 



BEST WISHES 



to 



DOROTHY KNIGHT MARSH 

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Congratulations and Best Wishes 
To 

MRS. ANNIE G. MERIDETH 

Parent of the Year 



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NILES, MICHIGAN 

Elder Ricardo Graham Pastor 

Karen Alford Clerk 

James McClain Treasurer 

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Who Supplies WET-JET Roofing to 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 



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CONGRATULATIONS to 

PASTOR JOI IN NIXON 

From 

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NEW YORK CITY 



Dr. Leon Cox, Pastor Virginia Nornnan, Superintendent 

Jacqueline Nozil, Secretary 



BEST WISHES and CONTINUED SUCCESS 
To the ALUMNA of the YEAR . . . CONNIE STRONG MAY FIELD 



Compliments of 
Bernard Edwards 

Dayton, Ohio 



CONGRATULATIONS to DOROTHY KNIGHT MARSH 

SOUTH ATLANTIC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT HONOREE 



From 

The A.Y.S. Department of Berean S.D.A. Church 
Atlanta. Georgia 

King Solomon Smallwood. Associate Pastor & Director of A.Y.S. 



BEST WISHES 
TO 

MISS CONNIE 

ALUMNA OF THE YEAR 

Devoted, Dedicated, and Hard Worker for School, Church, 

and Community 
May God's Blessings Be With You Always 

Mack H. Mayfield 
GRACE INDEPENDANCE METHODIST CHURCH 

CONGRATULATES 

CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

ALUMNA OF 1983 



Rev. J.B. Harris — Pastor 
J.B. Harris, Jr. — a friend 



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CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

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CONGRATULATIONS 

& 

BEST WISHES TO 

CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

"1983 ALUMNA OF THE YEAR" 

EARL HARRIS SR. & FAMILY 



We take great pleasure 

in the recognition atfored 

our dear triend 



CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

THE OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNA OF THE YEAR 1983 

l/\/e love you, Connie 

Connpliments 
of 

Mr. & Mrs. Otis Vaughn 

Elder H. L. Cleveland & 
The Allegheny West Staff Proudly recognize 

ELDER JETHRO LESTER 

WHO THOUGH RETIRED, IS ONE OF OUR MOST VENERABLE. 

ESTEEMED AND DEARLY LOVE MINISTERS, AS HE RECEIVES 

THE ALLEGHENY WEST CERTIFICATE OF MERIT - 1983 

Elder H. L. Cleveland, President Elder Willie Lewis, Secretary 

Pastor Johnny Mack, Treasurer 

Compliments to Connie Mayfield 
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Congratulations & God's Blessings 
to 

ELDER J.H. LESTER 

From 

Robert L.A. Lester 

Lester's Associates 
P.O. Box No. 03047 — Columbus, Ohio 43203 



CONGRATULATIONS TO 

ELDER J.H. LESTER 

GOD BLESS YOU! 

Your Columbus Children 
Rosalyn Clark, Martha Lewis, and Connie Maytield 



To: "Mama 'Me" 
Congratulations and Best Wishes 

From: Neva, Raymond Lee, Shawaan Merideth 
Carole L. Merideth 

The Halls: Raymond, Laura, Laurette 
and Jennifer 



Wishing the National Alumni Association of 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

"The Best" 

Victory S.D.A. Church 

200 S. Liberty Street 

Delaware, Ohio 43015 



BEST WISHES FOR A VERY REWARDING OAKWOOD COLLEGE 
NATIONAL ALUMNI HOMECOMING WEEK-END 

Compliments of 

Bladensburg S.D.A. Church Family 

Elder W.A. Thompson, Pastor 



In Loving Memory of my Father, 

ISAAC M. WASHINGTON, 

A Supporter of Oakwood College 



Compliments of 

Isaac Nathaniel Washington 

Washington, DC. 



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from 

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Telephone; (202) 544-7606 



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to the 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE NATIONAL ALU>L\I ASSOCLVFKW 

for 

A SUCCESSFUL HOMECOMING 
Peter Thomas McGallairia, Jr. 



CONGRATULATIONS CONNIE 

On Your Selection as Oakwood's 

•'ALUMNA of the YEAR" 

Elizabeth Lett Rudd 

(Aunt Betty) 

and 

Diane, Robert, and Terry 
Detroit, Michigan 



OUR BEST WISHES and SINCEREST CONGRATULATIONS to 
ELDER JETHRO H. LESTER 

Your Friends 

Edna Lett Williamson 
New York City 

& 

Elizabeth Lett Rudd 
Detroit Michigan 

CONGRATULATIONS to JOHN NIXON 
ONE OF OAKWOOD'S FINEST GRADUATES 

Northeastern Academy's Chaplain . . . 

You were always there when we needed you. 

Edna Lett Williamson 



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Experts in Maintenance Engineering 

221 South Champion Avenue 
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Curvington Reeves Guy Edwards 

President General Manager 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



Elder & Mrs, ST. Lewis & Family 

Pastor, Ephesus 7th Day Adventist Church 

2271 E. 5th Avenue 

Columbus, Ohio 43219 



Professor Purette Bethea & Family 
Principal, Ephesus Elementary School 
2269 Margaret Street 
Columbus, Ohio 43219 



CONGRATULATIONS 

for being such a wonderful nephew, 

JETHRO 

l/Ve Love You! 

Aunt Vie 
Cousin, Marie Bankett 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



Mary Matlock 
Jesse Hanks 
Mike Connor 



Mamie Emory 
Columbus. Ohio 



Eva Scott 

Jotin IHefferson 

Russell McGuffey 



The Oakwood College Alumni Association 
and the Journal Chairperson wish to express 
their sincere thanks to the Journal Committee 
for assisting in making this publication possible. 
VVe also extend our appreciation to individuals 
who were not on the committee but contri- 
buted to the success of this project. 

Edna Lett Williamson, 
Chairperson 




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Myrtle Murphy 
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Elliott Nunez 
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Connie Strong Mayfield 
Colunnbus, Ohio 




Sarah Mendeth Lester 
Columbus, Ohio 




Ivan Christian 
Savannah, Georgia 




Chairperson 

Edna Lett Williamson 

New York City 



TO THEE OUR DEAR OAKWOOD 



CHORUS 



To thee our dear Oakwood 
To thee we shall ever sing 
For decades thou has stood 
Thy name shall ever ring. 
Here we spend our happy days. 
And we love to sing thy praise. 
And where-ever we may be, 
We will always be true to thee, 
Our worthy old, old. O.C. 



1. 

Our dear Oakwood within whose vale 

Thy standards will not fail, 

Our hearts are filled wich wondrous cheer 

When thoughts of thee draw near, 

We love thy pines, thy elms, thy oaks 

And campus always green, 

Thy many flowers and distant mounts, 

Form one impressive scene. 

2. 

From states afar and isies of sea 

Thy students come to thee. 

And fain do linger in thy halls 

Enlightened truthfully, 

From nature's scenes they ever learn, 

And study from thy soil, 

Till many more thy works discern, 

We'll pray for thee and toil. 



As happy birds come in the spring 
And sing not for their pay. 
Rich, natural melodies they bring 
Cheering throughout the day. 
We too will serve thee faithfully 
In all we do and say. 
We hope in God, we trust in thee 
True and loyal we'll be. 

—0. B. Edwards 



TIIUKU'LL ALWAYS HE AX OAK WOOD 

There'll always be an Oakwood, as long as hearts can love, 
As long as all the people here seek guidance from above. 

As long as man can feel his need for power from on high, 
As long as we remember that God's coming draweth nigh. 

There'll always be an Oakwood, no matter what we say 
For signs are all forecasting a better, brighter day. 

When dedicated faculty and loving friends and true, 

Join hearts and hands together to see each project through. 

There'll always be an Oakwood as long as parents dear,' 
Sacrifice unstingtingly and send their youngsters here. 

For children as the Good Book say, "Are an heritage of the Lord" 

They must be given every chance, "The fruit of the womb . . His reward. 

There'll always be an Oakwood to give youngsters a start, 

A Christian College designed to train the head, the hand, and the heart. 

Where students strive for excellence, and courage and faith to endure, 
Where character building is the goal, a crown of life to secure. 

There'll always be an Oakwood when grateful alumni treasure, 
Fellowship at the college beautiful and seek to repay in some 
measure . . . The debt of love we owe. 

For here at the placed where lovliness Her house in beauty keeps, 
We have lived and learned together, how Oakwood her harvest reaps' 

There'll always be an Oakwood. 

Henrietta Sarah Granderson Jackson 
Alumna of the Year. 1977